Clifden And Its Environs
A unique experience awaits the visitor at Kylemore Abbey, home of the Irish Benedictine nuns, famed for the beauty of its neo-Gothic architecture and romantic setting and one of the most visited tourist sites in the country.
An event unique to Clifden is the Community Arts Week, which is held every September and has earned the enviable distinction of being the finest of its kind in the country. It attracts performers and visitors from all over the world and adds an eclectic and cosmopolitan air to the town and is enjoyed to the full by the local community. Writers like Seams Heaney, Kazuo Ishiguro and John McGahern have become familiar visitors to Clifden over the years.